fragmentation grenade

noun

plural fragmentation grenades
: a grenade that upon explosion bursts into several small, fast-moving, lethal fragments

Examples of fragmentation grenade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there was one thing the Ukrainian troops didn’t spot: a fragmentation grenade, fixed to a tripwire, left behind for an unsuspecting victim to stumble upon. Rich Wordsworth, WIRED, 21 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fragmentation grenade was in 1918

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“Fragmentation grenade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fragmentation%20grenade. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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